Rounding bases with the AL Central
Sep 21, 2014; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Chicago White Sox shortstopAlexei Ramirez
(10) hits a 2-RBI double during the sixth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
The American League Central has a lot going on as a division lately, with maybe four of the best teams in the entire AL battling for a division title once Opening Day arrives on April 6.
Plus there is a fifth team in the Minnesota Twins who will most likely have a different vibe this upcoming season, but are unlikely to compete for the division crown once Opening Day arrives.
This morning, Southside Showdown Morning BP is going to take a different path on Friday, and get everyone caught up on what teams from the AL Central have been up to lately, by rounding bases with FanSided sites of the division.
• Speaking of the Minnesota Twins, Puckett’s Pond wrote about pitching predictions of the Twins “that are sure to be wrong.”
• Wahoo’s on First (the FanSided Cleveland Indians site) wrote about veteran Jason Giambi and how he could return to the Cleveland Indians in a “non-playing role.”
• The Kings of Kauffman, a FanSided Kansas City Royals site, wrote about how the Royals and “making contact isn’t enough.”
• In bad news for the Detroit Tigers, Motor City Bengals (the FanSided Detroit Tigers site) wrote about how Victor Martinez will miss spring training.
• At Detroit Jock City (FanSided’s all-Detroit sports site), they took a closer look at the Tigers’ outfielders.
So there is a lot going on with the AL Central, and none of those previous articles weren’t even about the Chicago White Sox. This is why I truly believe the White Sox are a part of the toughest division in all of baseball.
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Now for the White Sox, and in news involving the “Good Guys!”
• Southside Showdown staff writer Brian Draus asked in a poll can Erik Johnson rebound in 2015?
• CBS Chicago says Jeff Samardzija is still likely to test free agent market.
• In an interesting take, CSN Chicago wrote about how Carlos Rodon‘s “stuff” is comparable to Chris Sale.
• New White Sox relief pitcher Zach Duke is happy with the offseason writes WhiteSox.com.
• Sports Illustrated wrote about the fantasy baseball prospects of starting pitcher Jose Quintana.
• The Sporting News gave the White Sox an “A” for their offseason.
• Here is a video from Future Sox, apart of ChicagoNow.com.